About Auckland (AKL)
Situated on a narrow strip of land that joins the Northland peninsula to the rest of the North Island, Auckland is the largest city and main transport hub of New Zealand. The city oozes with a large number of yachts which huddle at Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, and thus is known as 'City of Sails'. Auckland is generally built on a giant volcanic field which comprises of 48 volcanoes that impart grace to the land, and due to this, it is also known as 'City of Extinct Volcanoes'. Owing to the city's landscape with seamless beauty, giant harbor and innumerable islands, the place presents to its visitors a mix of urban fun and country like soothing joy. The city is quite famous for its water activities. You can enjoy a grand cruise on a yacht or launch, that travels from central Auckland. Here Auckland's Dolphin Explorer provides you marine mammal eco-safaris that surf in Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to show you bottlenose dolphins, Brydes whales and orca. For the sake of fun of yacht racing you can participate in the yacht races that are periodically launched in the waters. Ferries across to Devonport are available that take you for a delicious lunch or a shopping spree.
The multitude islands of Hauraki Gulf which is situated on the entrance into Auckland City, are the major source of enjoyment and exploration. An half hour ferry ride from city centre takes you to Waiheke Island to enjoy drinks and beachcombing. Nature lovers can explore the wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi where you can photograph the flora and fauna. Similarly pleasurable nature visits can be undertaken on Great Barrier Island where you can peek at historic kauri dams, and take a dip in natural hot springs. Not only natural activities, but there is a peculiar urban sophistication also about this city. Have spectacular views from Sky Tower, where you can indulge in Sky walk or Sky jump.
Auckland is such a heavenly place where not only dark and dense woods await for being explored, but also urban charms are ready to enchant you with its man made constructions. Be it a family trip, friends' outing or a honeymoon trip, the city of Auckland is a pleasure hunt in itself. Don't know how to organize the trip without making a hole in your pocket? Log onto MakeMyTrip.com, and go for online booking. Being India's leading travel portal, you can book your online flight tickets, scroll through the accommodation options and buy cheap travel packages. MakeMyTrip is always ready to organize your travel package with cheapest rates, and affordability in all things.
About Amritsar (ATQ)
Located in the north western part of India, Amritsar is a perfect blend of culture and tradition values. Formally known as Ramdaspur, the city is a religious center for the Sikh community. Due to the presence of educational institutions, business enterprises and industrial interests, the city is one of the most admirable and famous cities of Punjab. It is not just Indians who come here to have a glimpse of its beauty, but travellers across the world also love to visit Amritsar. The historical value of Amritsar is high and reflects a deeper side of Indian culture. The landmark of the city is the Golden Temple, officially called as Harmindar Sahib. Local people of the city commonly call it Hari Mandir that stands for ‘The temple of the Lord’ as well as Darbar Sahib which means ‘the court divine’.
Besides the Golden temple, there are some other popular places which also have great importance in the land of Punjab as well as India. Places like Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana temple, Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University and Harike Wetland Lake offer you some beautiful moments to spend with your loved ones. Amritsar is also quite near to Wagah Boarder (Indo-Pak line of control) where a large number of visitors love to go. The more you explore, the more you enjoy! That is the beauty of this magnificent city. Moving in and around the city, you will get the glimpse of handicraft items, carpets and fabrics. The ‘Punjabi Cuisines’ will give you sheer pleasure of visiting this part. You will simply love to taste the lip-smacking foods of this city. The best time to visit Amritsar is from the months of November to the months of February. During this time, the climate becomes quite pleasant and you can enjoy the best time here. Amritsar is also well connected to the Capital of India- Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu.
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